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URC’s Thailand Subsidiary Earns Prestigious Environment Award

The award recognizes URC’s commitment to sustainability & responsible business practices
by URC | Jun 8, 2022
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Universal Robina Corporation’s subsidiary in Thailand has been recognized with the Good Environmental Governance Award 2021 for two of its facilities at the Samut Sakhon Industrial Estate, southwest of Bangkok.

“It’s an honor to be recognized for our excellent business conduct in all aspects of our operations,” said Tanant Suwanraks, general manager of URC Thailand.

 “This award inspires us to strengthen our sustainability practices and ensure that we continue to meet good environmental governance standards,” he added.

The award, in recognition of the responsible corporate and environmental practices employed at two URC Thailand facilities (Plants 4 and 6), was presented by Dr. Veeris Ammarapala, governor of the Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand.

The company previously received the Good Environmental Governance Award in 2018 for Plants 1 and 3. 

From left: URC Thailand's Wattawut Ueaphumirat, Integrated Supply Chain Director, and Witoon Ekpiriyamont, Environment Health and Safety Manager, with the Good Environmental Governance Award 2021 presented by the Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand. 

URC Thailand has been operating since 1992 and currently has five manufacturing facilities in the country. It produces some of Thailand’s top snacks under the Jack ‘n Jill brand such as Dewberry, Cream-O, Roller Coaster, Tivoli, Lausanne, Dynamite, Lush, and Fun-O, the latter of which was named Thailand’s most admired biscuit brand in 2021.

URC Thailand’s two plants met the criteria set by the Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand, which include information accessibility and accuracy; community participation in problem solving; transparency; social responsibility; rule of law legitimacy; justice principles and returning benefits to society; and fostering sustainability and harmony in both community and factory settings. 

“As we live up to our purpose of delighting Thai consumers with good food choices, we’ll strive to become more environmentally conscious and prioritize business conduct through our URGreen program,” said Suwanraks.

In 2021, URC Thailand set goals for its “URGreen” program in line with the six sustainability focus areas of its mother company in the Philippines. URC is actively spearheading projects to help improve people’s capabilities leading to better livelihood (People and Communities); to move toward a low-carbon economy (Climate Action); to improve water efficiency and protect watersheds (Water); to improve its product portfolio (Product); to reduce its packaging footprint (Packaging); and to promote responsible sourcing of key ingredients (Sourcing).  These initiatives are in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

For more information on URC, visit urc.com.ph

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